Quote from Knockk777 »I’m not very experienced with the current metagame in modern as I’ve been away from magic, but I’ve returned.
That being said, I’m running two copies of Bile Blight in the 75. One main, one board.. it’s won me multiple games vs. Humans and I know given my experience I can’t possibly have been the one to come up with something that’s potentially groundbreaking.
I guess my question is why is bile blight not played at all given the popularity of humans? It’s still a decent enough removal spell in the format right?
Bile Blight is very cool. Seeing it mentioned takes me back to my Mono-Black Devotion days (which proved to be my gateway drug into BGx, lol), where I ran a similar split to what you’ve described above. It ticks a lot of the right boxes: instant speed, relatively cheap, multiple potential upsides compared to your typical Doom Blade.
The major reason it doesn’t see play is the BB casting cost. Statistically, you need 20 B sources in your deck to reliably cast Bile Blight on curve. Golgari players should ideally be running 18 B sources in their deck for the purposes of having BB reliably by T3, but even so, most are playing just 17 B sources to squeeze a little more utility into the landbase (myself included), or even fewer (I don’t recommend this). In any case, not even the most reliable and conservative stock BG lists can cast T2 Blight consistently enough to make it a good inclusion IMO; and unlike something like Hymn to Tourach, it’s not worth warping the manabase for.